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Jennifer Carpenter Reveals How Deb Will Return to 'Dexter' Despite Being Killed Off in Finale

Jennifer Carpenter Reveals How Deb Will Return to 'Dexter' Despite Being Killed Off in Finale

The Dexter revival is coming soon to Showtime, and last month, we learned that Deb, the character played by Jennifer Carpenter in the original series, will be returning for the new episodes.

Many wondered how Deb will manifest in the new episodes after she was killed off in the series finale back in 2013.

Click inside for the reveal…

Deb will act as a “link” to Dexter‘s past.

“I don’t think of her as a ghost [per se, but] more of a link or an echo or an inconvenient truth for Dexter,” Jennifer said when asked. “[She] comes back to sort of haunt and punish and caretake and provoke and love [him].”

Michael C. Hall, who plays the title character, added, “As much as [Deb] is an internalized character for Dexter, I think [she] represents how far he’s fallen… without a compass. I was so excited about Jennifer doing this because i knew she would be able to shape shift and come at Dexter from so many different places. And, of course, she did. And it was really fun to crack open our sense of [Dexter]’s internal landscape, because it’s much more pyrotechnic and crazy than it used to be.”

If you don’t know, Jennifer was actually married to Michael off-screen from 2008 to 2011.

Find out when the Dexter revival will premiere.

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